#118 The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes, Decluttering, Aphrodisiacs and Kicking Unwanted Habits

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on February 8 and 9, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss menopause and the natural treatment of hot flashes with Joel Thuna, decluttering for downsizing or aging in place with Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello, aphrodisiac foods and scents with Megan Horsley and kicking unwanted habits with Michael Cassell

We specifically discuss:

Menopause and The Natural Treatment of Hot Flashes

  • What is menopause?
  • What are the symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause?
  • The biological reason for menopause
  • What is peri-menopause?
  • Minimizing the symptoms of menopause
  • What are hot flashes?
  • Common triggers of hot flashes
  • Dealing with hot flashes
  • Supplements: Sage, EPA and Black Cohosh

Decluttering for Downsizing or Aging in Place

  • Why do people live in clutter?
  • How do you start to de-clutter?
  • Cleaning out the pantry
  • The logistics of de-cluttering
  • Downsizing to stay in place
  • Dealing with valuables and keepsakes
  • Fitting into a new space

Aphrodisiacs

  • What is an aphrodisiac?
  • How do aphrodisiacs work?
  • Essential oils – terpenes
  • Memories and emotions
  • Why would you use an aphrodisiac?
  • Ylang Ylang, Jasmine
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Zinc supporting testosterone
  • Alcohol

How To Kick Unwanted Habits

  • The emotional motive for making change
  • Emotion vs. logic
  • Dopamine and immediate gratification
  • Self-examination and the emotional reward from change
  • Mindfulness
  • Building up emotional strength
  • Internal conflict resolution
  • Reset

NOTE: On the February 15/16 show David Bernstein and I will be discussing the fear of death and meaning of life, focusing on a documentary about 97 year old philosopher Herbert Fingarette. To access the video go to the Caregiver Services website or here.

For more information about show sponsor Pure-Le Natural go here.

To read articles by Joel Thuna in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Leanne Masellis and Rosemary Chemello and the work they do go here

To read articles by Megan Horsley in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Michael Cassell and the work he does go here.

#72 How Changes in Interest Rates Impact the Real Estate Market, Maca For Your Mojo, The Natural Treatment of Menopause and Busting Sleep Myths

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 23, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss how interest rates impact the rental market with Mitchell Abrahams, maca for your mojo with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen, the natural treatment of menopause with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and sleep myths with Dr. James MacFarlane

We specifically discuss:

How Interest Rates Impact the Real Estate Market

  • Where are interest rates going?
  • The unexpected shocks to the market
  • Factors impacting the market
  • The difference between the USA and Canada
  • Interest rates and investors in development
  • Rental buildings becoming a larger portion of the market
  • Pension Funds role in financing rental development

Maca For Your Mojo

  • What is Maca?
  • Health benefits of Maca
  • Uses for Maca
  • Smoothies
  • Maca-Cacao Latte
  • Overnight Oats

The Natural Treatment of Menopause

  • What is Menopause and Peri-menopause?
  • Symptoms of Menopause
  • Hot Flashes: Dairy consumption vs. soy
  • Treating mood changes
  • Alcohol: Red Wine
  • Sugar and sugar cravings
  • Bio-Identical Hormones
  • Addressing weight gain
  • Bone Density and exercise

Busting Sleep Myths

  • Do babies dream?
  • Do people only grow or regenerate during sleep?
  • Do older people need less sleep?
  • Is napping sleep as good as overnight sleep?
  • Why do we dream?
  • What is the longest we can go without sleep?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor The Benvenuto Group go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner-Cohen go here.

To learn more about Dr. Emily Lipinski ND go here.

To learn more about Dr. James MacFarlane and MedSleep go here.